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high tide

noun

Simple Definition of high tide

  • : the tide when the water is at its highest level

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of high tide

  1. 1 :  the tide when the water is at its greatest elevation

  2. 2 :  culminating point :  climax <the hide tide of the war effort>

Examples of high tide in a sentence

  1. At high tide the water covers the rocks completely.



1745

First Known Use of high tide

1745


HIGH TIDE Defined for Kids

high tide

noun

Definition of high tide for Students

  1. :  the tide when the water is at its greatest height




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